TCU TOPS FIRST 2017 NCBWA DIVISION I REGULAR-SEASON POLL

DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 20th year with its 2017 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 20-June 30 (weekly through June 5) following the 71st annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritrade Park.

TCU (preseason No. 1) opened the year at No. 1 and remains there this week. The 2017 poll voters come from 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.






The current survey has representation by nine different conferences (11 for the season) among the 300 baseball-playing schools in the 2017 NCAA Division I ranks. The rankings of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week while 16 separate circuits had team rankings in ‘16. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Record-Conference-Previous Rank
1 TCU 3-0 Big 12 1
2 Florida 3-0 Southeastern 2
3 LSU 3-0 SEC 3
4 Florida State 2-1 Atlantic Coast 4
5 Oregon State 4-0 Pac-12 7
6 South Carolina 2-1 SEC 5
7 Vanderbilt 2-1 SEC 6
8 Louisville 3-0 ACC 8
9 North Carolina 3-0 ACC 12
10 NC State 2-1 ACC 10
11 Cal State Fullerton 2-1 Big West 14
12 Arizona 4-0 Pac-12 16
13 Virginia 3-0 ACC 19
14 Alabama 2-1 SEC NR
15 Texas A&M 3-0 SEC 20
16 Louisiana-Lafayette 1-1 Sun Belt 15
17 Miami (Fla.) 2-1 ACC 18
18 Texas Tech 3-1 Big 12 17
19 Coastal Carolina 1-3 Sun Belt 11
20 Clemson 1-2 ACC 13
21 Ole Miss 3-0 SEC 27
22 Stanford 1-2 Pac-12 23
23 UNC Wilmington 3-0 CAA 30
24 Washington 2-1 Pac-12 26
25 Georgia Tech 3-0 ACC 29
26 Rice 2-2 C-USA 24
27 Mississippi State 3-1 SEC 32
28 UCLA 2-0 Pac-12 NR
29 Houston 3-0 American 34
30 Oklahoma State 1-1 Big 12 22

Others receiving votes (alphabetically):

Abilene Christian, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Dallas Baptist, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Kent State, Lamar, Louisiana Tech, Loyola Marymount, Maryland, Mercer, Michigan State, Murray State, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Saint Louis, St. John’s, Sam Houston State, South Alabama, Southern California, Southern Miss, Texas, Tulane, UC Santa Barbara, Utah, Virginia Tech, Wichita State, Wright State.

Dropped Out:

9 East Carolina, 21 UC Santa Barbara, 25 Maryland, 28 Long Beach State, 31 Dallas Baptist, 33 Tulane, 35 Arizona State.

By Conference:

ACC 8, SEC 8, Pac-12 5, Big 12 3, Sun Belt 2, American 1, Big West 1, CAA 1, C-USA 1.